Shaka Shaka Chicken from McDonald's Japan
I know, I know - the past few meals haven't exactly been the healthiest things in the world. But there were so many promotions for this Shaka Shaka Chicken stuff from McDonald's that curiosity got the better of me when we passed by yet another one of the Golden Arches here in Tokyo.
The instructions on the wrapper pretty much explain it already: choose a powder mixture (in my case, cheese), dump it into the bag where your deep fried chicken patty rests, seal the bag and shake it up, and then open it and eat away. In that sense, it was a bit like Typhoon popcorn from Hawaii. And I suppose that if you got the spicy flavor, then it might taste like those Taiwanese chicken things. Then again, one could also say that it was nothing more than one of their chicken burgers sans the bun.
It wasn't exactly anything that I'll eat again, but it was amusing as well as easy on the wallet at only 100 Yen (US$1). Anyway, let's file this under localized McDonald's items.